n Tydskrif vir Geesteswetenskappe - Die debat oor die verering van Bram Fischer

Volume 46, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0041-4751


The public debate in 2004 about the University of Stellenbosch's posthumous honorary degree for the late Bram Fischer was a typical example of an extremely emotional and irrational discourse, especially by those who were in favour of the degree. This article postulates that the Afrikaners have always had a deficient public debate culture, and that matters were complicated by the fact that it had traits of a generational revolt against those who wielded power before 1994. A parallel is also made with the students' revolt in Germany in 1968.

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